Recognize the signs:
Separation Anxiety Disorder
Following a parent or parents around - not letting them out of their sight
Being excessively afraid of sleeping over at a friend’s home
Refusing to go to camp or school
Repeated requests to have someone with them when they fall asleep or to get into parents’ bed in the middle of the night
Not wanting to or avoiding going to places by themselves
Social Anxiety Disorder
Social performance situations
Initiating conversations with peers or teachers
Speaking in front of the class
Inviting others to social activities
Participating in peer oriented activities like sports, parties etc.
Feeling intensely afraid of and/or avoiding:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Avoidance of things or people associated with the traumatic event
Excessive fear of the event taking place again
Shortness of breath
Fear of dying or losing control
**Please note that this does not constitue a diagnosis and does not replace professional consultation.
There are many different types of anxiety disorders, with different symptoms. Disorders that children can get include Generalized Anxiety, OCD, Phobias, Social Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
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